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Campus Recreation, Fitness & Wellness

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Something for Everyone


Welcoming Facilities

The Mueller Center is the hub of personal fitness and wellness on the Rensselaer Campus.  Operated by the Rensselaer Union, the Mueller Center's facilities, fitness classeswellness programs and many services foster a friendly, judgment free environment. 

The `87 Gym is also managed and operated by the Mueller Center staff and student workers.  This building offers many club sports, Intramural teams, and varsity athletes a space to practice.  It is also houses racquetball courts, a rock wall, and many club equipment spaces.  Building hours are Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the academic year.  Special hours will be posted during holiday breaks and the summer session.


All Skill Levels Welcome

We encourage people of all fitness levels to get involved with recreational activities. Whether you've never stepped foot inside a fitness center or you're an experienced weight lifter, we welcome you to visit us and let us help you reach your fitness goals.


Student Employment

There are several student employment opportunities throughout recreation, fitness, and wellness areas.  Those interested in pursuing a position within this field should visit Student Employment for additional details.

Operating Hours

Monday - Thursday:
7:00 am-12:00 am
7:00 am-9:00 pm
9:00 am-7:00 pm
9:00 am-12:00 am

Operating Hours

Academic Break Hours will be announced several days before the break starts. 

**Subject to change during academic breaks, check social media and Union home page for updates.


The Mueller Center is located on 15th Street, between Sage Avenue and Bouton Road

Contact Info

Visit the Mueller Center during regular operating hours or call us at (518)276-2874.

Director of the Mueller Center, Recreation and Club Sports

Steve Allard 

Fitness Classes and General Information

Donna Sutton, Operations Specialist

John Nehrich, Program Coordinator


Assistant Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs

James Bradbury


Assistant Director of Intramurals 

Jennifer Wehner


Assistant Director of Wellness Programs

Lauren Maneri 

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